Are you a bard?

What does it mean to be a bard in the Society for Creative Anachronism? THLaird Colyne Stewart, from the Kingdom of Ealdormere, thinks he knows, and shares his thoughts on the Athenaeum Hectoris blog.

His Lordship writes:

This article is to examine what it means to be a bard within the SCA. It will strongly be coloured by my own experiences and exposure within the Society, but I have tried to make it as broad as possible. If I have left something out, I apologize. No offense was meant to any field of bardic endeavour I may have missed.